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in the market. you also have energy infrastructure, which is paying about 6%. most of it is a return of principle. these are companies with some of the lowest cost of capital ever. high return projects, long-term contracts. the government is in support of energy independence in this country, so we don't think the taxes change for mlps and energy infrastructure investments. finally, if you like high-yield corporate bonds, we love high-yield municipal bonds where we're getting 6% federally tax free. corporate high yield has rallied too much. we've sold it. >> rick santelli, should we be focusing on something else? this constant focus on the fiscal cliff, obviously, it's been dictating sentiment. it's been dictating markets. are there other areas that investors should be looking at? >> well, i had a guest this morning, dr. saunders, who's testified on issues regarding housing, fha, in front of congress. he knows what he's talking about. he brought up what many of us are looking at. a lot of -- you know, real estate, residential construction was one of the positives in today's gdp report
. our road map begins with a $20 billion deal. freeport mcmoran getting into the energy business making two acquisitions. plains exploration and mcmoran exploration. >>> concerns over the u.s. economy as adp misses estimates. the blame goes to superstorm sandy. goldman says the party is officially over for gold. >> starbucks at an investors conference will add 1,500 stores in the u.s. over the next five years. wait until you hear what they said about china. >> a big day in media. pandora ceo joins us live later this morning as the stock fell nearly 20% on weak guidance and netflix signs a big exclusive with disney. how much are they having to pay up for that? >>> let's deal with this big deal. as i've been telling you we'll see a lot of big deals -- i was wrong. here we are. freeport mcmoran buying not one but two companies. the combined price if you add it all together gets close to $20 billion. that does include debt. let's go through some of the details. it's somewhat complex. let's start with bigger of the two deals. freeport's purchase of plains. approximately $6.9 billion in total
energy markets. the obama administration has said the study will be central to the decision on whether to export. he said exporting the gas would be a bigger impact on the economy. >> slap in the face of dow chemical. of coke, not coke the beverage company. but this was something that was hotly disputed within the romney campaign. he really let this stuff go because the romney campaign had some very big givers that were chemical companies. >> do we know, say, very bad, how much will prices conceivableably go up if we become an exporter of natural gas? is it that great a difference? >> we burn offer more natural gas than we use. burn off, in other words literally, you see those flames, we flare more than we use. so we got a real excess of this stuff. >> the government says that the -- 6.6% of current u.s. consumption. >> why would prices move that dramatically at all? wouldn't they just come down globally? >> the average, our $16 goes to $4. it costs $7 to get stuff from the united states. >> you should argue that they should go down because they went be the only one. dominion has brooi
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broken investors' trust by diversifying into energy with these $9 billion deals. back to you, sue. >>> we are just off the highs of the day, up 130 points. we'll continue to follow the markets for you. >>> plus, emergency landings and inspections by regulators. growing pains for boeing's new dreamliner. >>> plus, netflix's deal with disney. is it really a game changer? phil lebeau and julia boorstin all over those big stories. phil, you first. >> sue, right now as we speak a technical team from boeing is in new orleans looking at that dreamliner after the emergency landing. we'll have the latest in just a bit. >>> but first out to julia in los angeles. >> netflix says the company is taking a big step forward. we'll tell you how and how much it is worth after the break. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being re
. ely lily, interestingly, devon energy. there's so many lists going around. so a lot of them do come in the month of december. guess by the way, check out the shares in ges. today the stock is get a nice boost. >> you talk about all the special dividends, in the meantime, fxc trading above 7.5%. spanish bonds amazing. italian, 1.48%. we're buying italian paper. >> for a good trade, that's got to be some of the good things that are out. >> we want to talk about things that are good that we forget about because when they're bad, we talked about them every day. >> europe is such a good trading partner, at least in the past based on where brussels was going. >> we had ten straight that were good. production numbers still good there. i'm a believer in china, but, boy, that stock market has been a gonner. >> record low in china even though the data has been getting marketedly better. it's fascinating to trade there. >> i'm a believer, but every day you come in and you feel smacked on the head. >> also troublingly, same store sales were only up 1% while inventories were up 11%. so that's no
are on the rise and another pulse of energy pointing its way right at northern california. it will be the fourth pulse of heavy wind, rain and snow coming into this area over a five-day period. look at some of the damage out of oakland. a number of homes damaged because of flooding and rains there. roads damaged as well this is widespread, across the bay area, southern parts of oregon, just the infrastructure can't handle this moisture and underwashing some of these roadways. rescues, high water rescues yesterday and over the weekend. you can just imagine when some of these small streams come up and over the roadways, if you're driving through them people get stuck. the crews are brought in to try to get the job done and folks to safety. across napa valley, incredible flooding there. the napa valley seeing some of its worst rainfall in years. look at these numbers. petrolia, california, over 17 inches. bridgeville, 15 inches. that's an incredible amount of rain. to see that much rainfall is truly remarkable. we are seeing more in the way of rainfall across seattle and portland it has stopped for
is up. totally out of tune. let's check out the latest news in energy and metals with sharon epperson at the nimax. >> traders on the nimax floor say they don't want to stick their necks out right now not ahead of the weekend not knowing what will happen with the u.s. budget resolution. there's too much uncertainty here and that's a big reason why you are looking at basically flat prices across the board in the energy complex. we're looking at oil prices basically in a holding pattern here under the 88.50 level for wti crude and around 110 for brent crude price. when you look at what's happening in oil prices over the course of the week, we're where we are a week ago and cliff on and cliff off talks keep traders with little incentive to trade the flat price. in terms of gold market, we're looking at the february contract here as the most active contract for gold and there we have seen a lot of price action in the gold market this week. we've seen record volume here at the cme in terms of the gold trade. prices right in the middle of the range they've been trading in around the 1725 ma
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morgans, specter energy looks like a good play. we're looking at the 4% to 5% yielders, companies that have a good track record of increasing those yields. we're sticking more with consumer staples. we're definitely tilted towards that defensive end. but we're going to stay there. as long as growth is slow, that's where we feel we can get the best risk adjusted returns for our clients. >> all right. thanks for joining us. mark, good to see you. rick, have a good weekend. gordon, have a good time at the beacon tonight. we're less than an hour from the trade month. kayla rounds up november's big winners and losers. >> hey, bill. the indices may have danced along the flat line for the entire month, but there were clear winners and losers on either side of the tape. to the downside, several companies falling markedly. exelon down 17%. cliff's natural down 21%. pitney bowes down 22%. the biggest laggard is the born-again retailer jcpenney. down 26.5%. some stocks arguably had a better month. computer sciences up around 25%. trip adviser, spun off of expedia, running 27% in november alo
much time and energy on the tax issue. if we are serious about cutting our deficit we must be having a frank discussion about medicare. the white house and gop have made proal posals.
on 108 earnings. you're looking at 1600. should benefit the financials. energy is a wild card next year. that's what we should be allocating. >> rick, if we go over the fiscal cliff, you have to believe there will be a lot of hoarding of assets, sitting on money. maybe we get more action and fixed income. >> i think what nobody is talking about, you with allude to it constantly, and i'm in your camp. the damage is done. it's evident by many of these reports. even if they come up with a 13th hour settlement, even if they come up with good reform, some of the adjustments that have already been made or have been in the process of being made have already done a lot of damage that we didn't need. we already shot ourselves in the foot on this one. in terms of housing, you know, the shadow inventory that's been tied up in litigation, we could see as many as 20 million of those come on the market in 2013. even though i agree with the guest, there's a lot of different forms of the housing market. some of them are going to be under pressure due to this avalanche of shadowed foreclosure in 2013. >
of their competitive energy into this third platform may become obsolete. >> oh, yeah, there's no question. because if you think about what's happening and the cloud is probably a good example. amazon is coming in right now with amazon web services and they are going in to the markets of companies like hp and ibm and microsoft, sap oracle, 60% to 80% margins and they are coming in with a 20% margin saying we're going to come in and use cloud technology, bring prices down for customers, reach much larger volumes and really almost break the business model of these traditional players. >> who are the cutting edge companies? you mentioned oracle certainly but who are some of the cutting edge companies that you see out there right now who really have a leg up in expenditures on a high-percentage basis to the third platform? >> well, there's no question. i talked about ibm and hp and those guys as if they're just the old school. these companies are also watching major efforts to be third platform leaders. so certainly you have to include them. microsoft is investing an enormous amount to build their clou
to bring this up, even though doing so would raise energy prices. the report is expected to help shape the obama administration response to more than a dozen proposed pet projects. >> it's because it helps the economy and really helps the economy. >> you are a huge block, you're standing in the way of it. >> i've changed my mind about a month and a half, i got beat up by jack i think. >> by a lot of people. >> i still think there is an argument to be add that if you'relogical looking for energy independents you would keep some of the stuff here but i understand if you're looking at it from the prism of jobs this is something you want to tackle. >> we're a free trade country and part of it is you don't make a rule that says why can't regoing to say the food companies can't sell, can't export. you got to be willing to permit exports especially when as in the case here there aren't many things where the american price is a fifth of the world price. that's a huge opportunity. >> there was one line and i just want to throw it out to you that said they were talking about who doesn't want to
the end of the session. >> thank you very much. let's check out latest news in energy and medals with sharon epperson. >> it's the euro that we see in euro dollar helping commodities and risk on trade across the board in the sector. the fact that we are looking at that euro dollar and above 130 level is significant. also keep in mind that we did get improving factory activity. that pmi data out of china best in seven months. that's also helping the energy sector and technical buying is also contributing because we have nimax crude future, wti contract above that 89.80 level that traders are watching. 112 was the session high. in terms of gold prices, we are looking at new buying for the beginning of the month in gold and that is helping the gold futures contract but also the gold etf market at a record level right now. we've seen retail investors interested in gold not only in buying etfs but also in gold coins and in terms of etf market we look at highest levels we've seen for the year here as we begin the new month. back to you, carl. >> all right. thank you so much for that. i
to value that end of the company. >> tough call. thank you. let's check out latest news in energy and metals. sharon epperson at the nimax. >> i'm in the gold pit. gold below $1,700 an ounce. steep selling we see today in gold is reminiscent of what happened just a week ago. heavy volume. a lot of selling. last week the story was we saw a lot of put option activity. a lot of puts at the strike price around 1,700, and where are prices today? right in that range. it seems unusual that we're looking at exactly what was actually forecast by some of the put option activity we saw a week ago. we're watching the prices fall. some traders say it's a liquidation of many global macro funds who now before the end of the year want to take their profits here in the gold market and not only in gold, yes, gold is at a one-month low but we're looking at a sell-off in the natural market and natural gas looking at seasonal demand figure, storage levels with weaker prices across the board in commodities. >> sharon epperson, thanks for that. coming up next, a live interview with house majority whip k
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